For $100 a day, Newfoundland’s Signal Hill Historic Site is offering history buffs the chance to shoot a musket, don red coats and generally experience the harsh life of a British soldier on the eve of the War of 1812. Held the first weekend of August, participants, who must be over the age of 16, will don the traditional uniform of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, safely fire a musket and camp out in canvas tents on the grounds of historic site. Rather than wool blankets, however, the “recruits” will be bedding down in sleeping bags brought from home.
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